UN at 75: slow death or a new direction | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
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Journal ArticleEducational Assistance and Education Quality in Indonesia: The Role of Decentralization
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthDecentralization Education transfer education quality
BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part II)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Working PaperPrivate beats public: A flexible value-added model with Tanzanian school switchers
This paper estimates a private school learning premium in Tanzania by implementing a flexible value-added model with unique administrative data on exam scores...achievement gap education quality Human capital
Working PaperEducational assistance and education quality in Indonesia: The role of decentralization
We examine the evolution of educational assistance in Indonesia, following two decades of government decentralization, and its effect on education quality...Decentralization Education transfer education quality
BlogHas the quality of Mozambique’s education been sacrificed at the altar of access?
Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools...Education education quality access to education